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Pink discharge during pregnancy

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Pink discharge or light pink spotting during pregnancy is usually just benign vaginal fluids mixed with blood, and it can be caused by a variety of factors. When you're on the verge of receiving your period, you're no doubt aware that spotting pinkish or light-colored blood signals a light flow is likely to begin. However, seeing pink discharge during early pregnancy can raise a lot of concerns.

Here are reasons you might have pink discharge during pregnancy

1 Implantation bleeding

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Implantation bleeding is a little amount of light spotting or bleeding that occurs about six to 12 days after conception and it can cause pink discharge in early pregnancy. This type of bleeding is rather common and is thought to occur when the fertilized egg connects to the uterine lining.

2 Infection

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A sexually transmitted infection such as gonorrhea or chlamydia is the most common cause of pink vaginal discharge in pregnancy. A non-sexually transmitted illness such as bacterial vaginosis or yeast can also infect the cervix and induce irritation, resulting in pinkish discharge.

3 The rupture of an ovarian cyst

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Another factor that results in a pinkish discharge is ovarian cysts. There are fluid-filled sacs that develop on one or both of a woman's ovaries. They can rupture and cause bleeding or spotting during pregnancy, although this is normally not a cause for concern.

4 Ectopic pregnancy 

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An ectopic pregnancy occurs when a pregnancy develops outside the womb generally in the fallopian tube. It can also produce pink vaginal bleeding or discharge, as well as abdominal or pelvic cramping or pain.

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